Titled ‘May You Live In Interesting Times’, 79 artists will feature in the 58th International Exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale.
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The American artist was known for her taboo-busting work around sex, gender and the body, and received a Golden Lion lifetime achievement award at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
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A selection of the week’s best shows, including: A series of four quick-fire exhibitions at KARST, Plymouth, plus Geta Brătescu’s exploration of line at Hauser & Wirth, London.
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The selection of the Indonesian collective was made by Documenta’s eight-member ‘finding committee’, which includes Tate Modern director Frances Morris and Elvira Dyangani Ose, director of London’s Showroom gallery.
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MacKinnon leaves the Cardiff-based contemporary art organisation having overseen three editions of the biennial exhibition and international art prize.
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The filmmaker who was a central figure in the 1960s New York avant-garde scene and worked with Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono and Allen Ginsberg, has died aged 96.
The Cannes Palme d’Or award winning Thai filmmaker wins £40,000 prize for split screen film which explores the dark side of Thailand’s political past.
French-Moroccan artist Bouchra Khalili is known for her deeply researched film installations that explore discourses of resistance against a legacy of colonialism and imperialism. Fisun Güner discovers what motivates her films and why exhibiting in galleries resonates with the ancient Moroccan tradition of Al-Halqa – storytelling in a public space.
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